What We Do
The Linn County Board of Supervisors created the Sustainability program in 2020 to further Linn County’s commitment to environmental sustainability and resource protection and work towards a more environmentally just future. The Sustainability Department works to:
- Equitably address issues of climate adaptation
- Engage the public in climate action
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Sustainability Department and Sustainability & Resiliency Advisory Committee recently completed its 2019 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory (PDF) – an update to the Baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory of 2010. Linn County and its community partners will use the updated Greenhouse Gas Inventory to develop a climate action plan to meet targets laid out in the Linn County 2020 climate resolution.
Employee Sustainability Council
The Sustainability Council is comprised of County management staff from Linn County Public Health, Conservation, Facilities, Planning & Development, Policy & Administration, and the Secondary Road departments. The Council’s current role is to evaluate how key County departments such as Planning & Development, Public Health, Facilities, and Conservation can more effectively work towards meeting the goals in the climate resolution through innovative initiatives.
Must be a high school student in Linn County to qualify. Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Read on...
The templates are designed to help community organizations become Points of Resiliency to support residents in times of disaster. Read on...
Information from the updated 2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory will help create a comprehensive plan to achieve the emission reduction goals established in the Linn County Climate Resolution. Read on...